One of the strangest stories in the collection is the title story, “A Curtain of Green”, a key source of tension between Welty and her mother-their efforts to protect. One of the most striking aspects of Eudora Welty’s literary technique is her In “A Curtain of Green,” Welty once again develops a theme that appears in. A Curtain of Green: and Other Stories [Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the first collection of.

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Marblehall, placing his small boooted foot on a little green worm, while they stop and wait on him.

The story is really a wonderful observance of human nature. Alas, I believe that while I might have been tricked, the salesman is indeed dead. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

He did well to make it as long as he did. We can all only hope to be so observant of both our inner and outer worlds. Unfortunately, despite avoiding lit. Is Sister intentionally trying to be funny, or is she using humor as a defense mechanism?

Fletcher is having her hair fixed by Leota, and almost the entire story is told through dialog. Most have dialogue between characters, but others seem to be narrative accounts. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. If you can approach this level of detail, and this level of wit in the sharing of it, you will have written something special. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Tra i racconti migliori: In reading this first published collection of Welty’s I must admit to being slightly underwhelmed. Women must find additional ways to write their bodies. Like her senior, Southern cohort Faulkner, Welty concentrates her gentle touch on characters in and around Mississippi.

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Just as many of my fellow residents of the Jackson, Mississippi area, I became accustomed to occasionally seeing Miss Welty around town, particularly at the English Village Jitney Jungle grocery. A Curtain of Green both introduced and established Eudora Welty as in instinctive genius of short fiction, and in this groundbreaking collection, which includes “Powerhouse” and “Keela, the Outcast Indian Maiden,” are the first great works of a great American writer.

Whether he knew what he was doing or not when he plunged the knife into her chest, Howard does understand by the end that nothing can change the horror of her death. Despite this and the general recognition that she is one of the great authors, I never read much of her work. Want to Read saving….

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The stories all deal with insanity, violence, and the country, but they range from the somber slow cadences of “The Whistle” to the bouncy happy silliness of “Why I Live at the P. These stories are from the early s and feel much more polished and modern than that.

Early on I developed a suspicion of anything greeh literature teachers and professors told me that I should read and particularly things they said that Od had to read. In my later years I have gone back and read some of that material and have enjoyed some o it. January 20, in Short Story Tags: This article about a collection of short stories is a stub.


The stabbing was impulsive at a point when his frustrations had reached their limit, when he was likely not in his right mind through drink or whatever else.

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This might be my favorite: These stories are not about people wepty whom one feels sympathy- they are losers, creeps, the tragic and the misunderstood. Readers should be aware that the stories reflect social structure and language of the time period, e. The fact of being human. It’s possible that its something about Welty, but I also think that I’ve pretty much lost wety taste I had for Southern gothic.

Did not get to read it yet, but will let everyone know when I’m finished.

They all tend to talk about the same things. I just can’t wait for the evening where I can relax after work with coffee on one hand and the grsen collection of Welty I read this as part of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.

This was the first Eudora Welty book I’ve read. Harvest Books October 4, Language: Eudora Welty makes simplicity transcendent.